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April is a tease!

April is a tease!

I promise that I have some of my useful recipes, foraging, and other sorts of regular Pixie's Pocket posts ready to roll, but life has been full of personal flows and where I flow, the blog tends to go! Martha and Richard Canon, aka Memaw and Grandad...and I *think* that's my father or his elder brother as a baby. ...

March 2018 Garden Tour

March 2018 Garden Tour

In early March, we got a great start with digging in some bare root trees and berry bushes. They're showing life, and we couldn't be more thrilled since this is our first time working with bare root plants! Everyone is leafing out and starting to get green where they were only brown. I've transplanted our wee ...

Oh March, you bittersweet month!

Oh March, you bittersweet month!

March is really and truly here, and it announced itself in full gusts back on the first of the month. It's been banging against my house and crinkling the plastic we have over the windows to help keep us toasty and insulated. There have been teasingly beautiful warm days and gray, wet cold days.  This morning, I woke ...

Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!

Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!

Last night, Eric called me to rise from the couch and heating pad where I had nested to come outside. It was hard, but I went forth and out to the back porch, where a chorus of peeping frogs sang their joyous rhythm! It's the first time we've heard them this year, and it made my heart leap in my chest! Peeking between ...

Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

Stinging nettles have a bad reputation. This weed is common around the world, throughout Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, and because of its many uses, has been introduced elsewhere. Nettles are food, fiber, and medicine, and they have been used that way for centuries! Foraging and ...

Things I Love: Keeping the House Warm

Things I Love: Keeping the House Warm

It's the full moon, the beginning of February, and the ewes are swelling with life! So am I, for that matter. It's lovely to see the fresh bright green of chickweed and dandelion already popping up in the soil. Bulbs are beginning to poke up greens to taste the air. More and more birds are returning to the backyard - ...

Things I Love: Relishing the light, diving into the dark

Things I Love: Relishing the light, diving into the dark

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! This year has been a trial for many people I know. There's been a buzz of stress, a sense of despair, and a pervasive gloom that has seeped into the cracks left by doubt and fear. This feeling seems to be affecting just about everyone, regardless of their health or their political ...

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Roses are the gift that keeps on giving! In spring, the scent of their flowers permeates the breeze, and I forage petals for food and medicine. The blooms continue throughout the summer and it is a delight to watch bees and pollinators dive in and out of the roses like enthusiastic paratroopers. In the autumn ...

Things I Love: Not Being Nauseous!

Things I Love: Not Being Nauseous!

Hello, dear readers. It's been a while since I've written one of these personal posts, and for good reason.  I've just entered my 13th week of incubating the Wee Pixie and it's been a hell of a journey. I have a new appreciation for my mama, and for all the mothers out there - this is not an easy job, and the hardest ...

Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Plants for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Outdoor Plants for Winter

November is behind us, and it’s time to start thinking about winter — and more specifically, how to keep your plants alive during the cold winter months. What can you do to help prepare your outdoor plants for winter? Is there anything you can do if the temperatures have already started to drop? Vegetable Gardens We ...

Book Review: Claire Goes Foraging

Book Review: Claire Goes Foraging

Independent authors and artists who are creating and publishing their own works are awesome! I've got a special book and author to share with you today! Click to buy your copy on Amazon (Margaret's preferred venue) Margaret Aycock is a talented artist who is also an avid forager. She works to share her ...

Kitchen Gadgets and Doo-Dads

Kitchen Gadgets and Doo-Dads

I used to be the type of person who would scoff at people with kitchen gadgets. I thought that all I needed was few good knives, some wooden spoons, spatulas, a few pots and pans, and I was good to go. My stubbornness was rooted in my belief that if I couldn't make it with old-fashioned tools, you don't need to be ...

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

Cherry Cordial: Dark, Sweet, and Delicious!

  When cherries went on sale this year, I grabbed as many as I could and set to work. Eric and I are already looking at planting a few cherry trees and apple trees around the property, so this blog should be full of cherry-inspired recipes as the years go by, I hope! I sorted through the bags of cherries ...

The world needs more pixies…

The world needs more pixies…

...and Eric and I are doing our part to help. I'm officially two months and some days into a wild journey, one that will be testing all of my skills, patience, and dreams. In about seven months, Eric and I will have a small pixie in our lives, someone with whom we get to share the world we weave around ourselves! ...

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